History movies (without the 20th and 21st century)

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1.
Freedom: A History of Us (2003 TV Series)
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A 16 episode mini-series of the History of America.
 
2.
The Mission (1986)
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18th century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American Indian tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal. (125 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
 
3.
Quest for Fire (1981)
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This story takes place in prehistoric time when three tribesmen search for a new fire source. (100 mins.)
 
4.
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
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The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (150 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
5.
Amistad (1997)
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In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free. (155 mins.)
 
6.
Glory (1989)
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Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates. (122 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
7.
We the People (2014 Documentary)
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This powerful Giant Screen historical documentary is the story of America's founding documents and the people who wrote, shaped, and tested them. (44 mins.)
Director: Aimee Larrabee
 
8.
John Adams (2008 Mini-Series)
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The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years. (71 mins.)
 
9.
The Crossing (2000 TV Movie)
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A dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton. (89 mins.)
Director: Robert Harmon
 
10.
Roots (1977 Mini-Series)
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation. (570 mins.)
 
11.
Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (2003 TV Movie)
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On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold... (100 mins.)
Director: Mikael Salomon
 
12.
The Last Samurai (2003)
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An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle. (154 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
13.
Waterloo (1970)
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Facing the decline of everything he has worked to obtain, conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte and his army confront the British at the Battle of Waterloo. (134 mins.)
 
14.
Marco Polo (1982 Mini-Series)
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The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade. (504 mins.)
 
15.
1066 (????)
October 14th, 1066 is the most famous date in English history. It is the year of two invasions of England...
Director: Robin Jacob
 
16.
War & Peace (1972 Mini-Series)
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Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of five aristocratic Russian families. (890 mins.)
 
17.
Mystery!: Cadfael (1994 TV Series)
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A Crusader-turned-Monk uses his botanical knowledge to solve mysteries in the old Norman England town of Shrewsbury. (75 mins.)
 
18.
George Washington (1984 Mini-Series)
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The early life and career of the American General and President through his participation in the Revolutionary War. (480 mins.)
 
19.
Mary Silliman's War (1994 TV Movie)
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Mary Silliman's War is a unique, award-winning film on the American Revolution. (93 mins.)
Director: Stephen Surjik
 
20.
The Civil War (1990 Mini-Series)
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War. (680 mins.)
 
21.
The West (1996 TV Series)
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Stephen Ives' "The West" is a PBS 4-Video Series co-produced by Ken Burns: - "Death Runs Riot" 85 min. - "Fight No More Forever" 85 min. - "Ghost Dance" 58 min. - "The People" 82 min. (537 mins.)
Director: Stephen Ives
 
22.
Edison, the Man (1940)
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82 year old inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Alva Edison is honored in 1929 and he reflects back on his sixty year career of scientific achievement. (107 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
23.
Gettysburg (1993)
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In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War. (271 mins.)
 
24.
The Missing Picture (2013 Documentary)
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Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979. (92 mins.)
Director: Rithy Panh
 
25.
The Great Battles of the Civil War (1994 Mini-Series)
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(540 mins.)
Director: Jay Wertz
 
26.
Lincoln (1992 TV Movie)
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Famous actors read testimonies from people close to Lincoln about him and his actions during the Civil War. (240 mins.)
 
27.
Napoléon (2002 Mini-Series)
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The year is 1816, and Napoleon, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl Betsy his life story... (380 mins.)
 
28.
Field of Lost Shoes (2015)
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Based on a true story of the American Civil War, culminating at the Battle of New Market, May 1864.... (96 mins.)
Director: Sean McNamara
 
29.
Sons of Liberty (2015 Mini-Series)
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The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America. Based on true stories. (270 mins.)
 
30.
Empires: The Roman Empire in the First Century (2001 TV Series)
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31.
TURN: Washington's Spies (2014 TV Series)
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Follows Long Island farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring... (60 mins.)
 
32.
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
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Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people. (144 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
33.
The War of 1812 (2011 Documentary)
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For two and a half years, Americans fought Against the British, Canadian colonists, and native nations... (120 mins.)
 
34.
The Adams Chronicles (1976 Mini-Series)
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Ambitious multipart PBS production that brings to life five generations of one of America's leading political and historical families... (50 mins.)
 
35.
Liberty! The American Revolution (1997 Mini-Series)
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Six-hour documentary on the American Revolution, from the passage of the Stamp Act (1765) through the... (360 mins.)
 
36.
Gods and Generals (2003)
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The rise and fall of legendary war hero Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson as he leads the Confederacy to great success against the Union from 1861 to 1863. (219 mins.)
 
37.
War & Peace (2016 Mini-Series)
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As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever. (379 mins.)
 
38.
Cimarron (1931)
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A newspaper editor settles in an Oklahoma boom town with his reluctant wife at the end of the nineteenth century. (123 mins.)
 
39.
Into the West (2005 Mini-Series)
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Tales from the American West in the 19th century, told from the perspective of two families, one of white settlers and one of Native Americans. (552 mins.)
 
40.
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
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A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno with the help of a diminutive photographer. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
41.
The Young Karl Marx (2017)
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The early years of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Jenny Marx, between Paris, Brussels and London. (118 mins.)
Director: Raoul Peck
 
42.
The Deluge (1974)
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During the 1655 war between Protestant Sweden and Catholic Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth some Polish-Lithuanian nobles side with Swedish king Charles X Gustav while others side with the Polish king Jan Kazimierz. (315 mins.)
Director: Jerzy Hoffman
 
43.
Woman Walks Ahead (2017)
Woman Walks Ahead is the story of Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn, who travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull, and becomes embroiled in the Lakota peoples' struggle over the rights to their land. (101 mins.)
Director: Susanna White
 
44.
The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
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Truncated adaptation of Stephen Crane's novel about a Civil War Union soldier who stuggles to find the courage to fight in the heat of battle. (69 mins.)
Director: John Huston